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Old 02-27-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Lily Lily Queen of cats....

We came home from Mexico
Monday night at 11:30 and I thought
that Lily looked funny climbing the stairs but didn't think too
much about it. Tuesday I noticed her eyes looked different. By Tuesday night we realized that the poor baby ( 13 years old) couldn't see a thing. Every time she walks she runs into a wall or piece of furniture. I just got home from the vet... Both of her retinas have detached. Doc took a lot of blood and will run tests. He thinks though that it's her thyroid or her kidneys. He said that while the thyroid is a treatable problem she'll never get her sight back. He said he'd explain the kidney problem after he knew for sure.

I've had that cat since she was 8 weeks old,
We're all so sad and worried.

I know she's just a cat but... she's given so much love to Paul, David and I.
She's part of our family and we love her more than we thought possible.

Please, give her an extra thought tonight.

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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Awwww, poor Lily. I'm so sorry about your kitty. It just breaks your heart, doesn't it. I'll be thinking about ya'll and Queen Lily.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:55 PM   #3
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Oh, Trish. Buck and I are aching for you. No, she's not JUST a cat, she's a valuable, loved member of your family. I don't know what we would do without our furry children. They give us so much unconditional love.

Give Lily a big hug and kiss for us. We'll be sure to put her in our prayers. Our pets deserve prayers just like people.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:01 PM   #4
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Oh Trish, I am so sorry. I agree with Katie--there is no such thing as just a cat. I am praying for Lily Lily Queen of Cats. I know she has always been such a treasured member of your family.

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Old 02-27-2008, 08:02 PM   #5
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Oh, I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is. I'll give her an extra thought tonight, I promise.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #6
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Just a cat?? No, she is not just a cat, Trish, she is your family. I'm so sorry. My prayers are with The Queen too!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:08 PM   #7
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Wow. That's terrible.
I didn't even know that could happen. I thought you were going to say she had a mild stroke (something I think my cat had).
I hope things work out for the best.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:10 PM   #8
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She's the QUEEN OF CATS!!!!

I hope she is not in pain. We know you will take good care of her!

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Old 02-27-2008, 08:23 PM   #9
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I'm so sorry for you I've added this link scroll down to blindness I'm hoping you can get some good information there.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:32 PM   #10
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awww poor cat. She is more than just a cat, she is member of your family. I know how you feel, I've had 11 cats over the years, down to 3 now, the others have passed on. I've always considered the cats my furbabies and when something happens to them , I get upset and worried too.
Please know you are among others who love their furbabies .
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:12 PM   #11
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Trish,
I'm so sorry Lily is unwell. Our little buddies love us unconditionally all they want is a place to sleep undisturbed,a little food some water and an occasional pat on the head..In return they pledge us their undying love,they are at our beck and call with a rub against our legs or sitting in our laps, have you ever cried and had your little buddie just snuggle against you or look into your face like my little Maggie use to? That is a best friend, a family member, not just a cat or a dog..I'll be praying for Lily and wishing her good luck...
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:19 PM   #12
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Thank you everyone. Yes, Kadesma... she always knows when I'm upset and she always makes me feel better.
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I'm so sorry for you I've added this link scroll down to blindness I'm hoping you can get some good information there.
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Bumping until Trish reads it. I think there may be alot of great information there. In fact I believe the whole site has great information.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:36 PM   #14
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Thanks for the link JPM. I'm heading there now.
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Thanks for the link JPM. I'm heading there now.
I am happy you will check it out I'm sure you will get some good info there that will make your kitty happier.
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she's sleeping on her pillow now and looks so nice and sweet.
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Oh, Trish. I so feel for you and Lily. I don't know what she looks like, but I bet she's beautiful.

Right now I have my Miss Rodeo on my lap. She suffers from asthma and we almost lost her a while back. There's nothing like holding your "baby" in your arms and hoping for the best.

Again, we'll keep her (and you) in our prayers.
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We came home from Mexico
Monday night at 11:30 and I thought
that Lily looked funny climbing the stairs but didn't think too
much about it. Tuesday I noticed her eyes looked different. By Tuesday night we realized that the poor baby ( 13 years old) couldn't see a thing. Every time she walks she runs into a wall or piece of furniture. I just got home from the vet... Both of her retinas have detached. Doc took a lot of blood and will run tests. He thinks though that it's her thyroid or her kidneys. He said that while the thyroid is a treatable problem she'll never get her sight back. He said he'd explain the kidney problem after he knew for sure.

I've had that cat since she was 8 weeks old,
We're all so sad and worried.

I know she's just a cat but... she's given so much love to Paul, David and I.
She's part of our family and we love her more than we thought possible.

Please, give her an extra thought tonight.

Thank you.
am so sorry for u and your kitty. i know how much i love my grey, thomas. is it possible to make her comfortable? so i am wishing you all the best.
from one kitty lover to another.

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Old 02-27-2008, 11:36 PM   #19
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You have my prayers and good thoughts tonight and on and on I am a cat lover. when I lost my mooki I felt as if I had lost my child. Hang tight
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:57 AM   #20
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So sorry to hear about Lily's condition. I have heard of blind cats living happy long lives, so hopefully all is not as bad as first thought. I have had to put down two cats due to kidney failure BUT they both had quite a bit of time after diagnosis before it took them. In both instances, I opted not to medicate as my cats have usually disliked the process and I preferred not to stress them further, but some cats are really good at taking medications. If so they can live quite a bit longer. I really hope that you and Lily get some good news soon. Thinking of you.
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